If an explosion occurs:

  • Immediately take cover that will shield you from flying debris and broken glass and begin to evaluate the type and cause of explosion to try to figure out if there may be secondary explosions.
  • When you feel comfortable that there will not be any more explosions and the effects of the initial blast have subsided, call the Fort Lewis College Police at 9-911.
  • Activate the buildings alarm system.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Use stairways, DO NOT use elevator.
  • Once you are clear of the building, move at least 50 yards away, taking care to keep roads and sidewalks clear for emergency vehicles.
  • Wait for further instructions from emergency responders and/or college administrators. Assist others if there is need and you have proper training.
  • Do not return to the building until or unless instructed to do so by emergency responders.